The Islander Bookshop

Kodiak's Community-Inspired Indie Bookstore

Find Your Next Great Novel or Gift at the Bookstore

Living on an island, we all know the feeling of frustration when searching for your next good book or a perfect gift, especially when you need it now.  You end up sending your hard earned money off the island to big name companies and pay extra for rush shipping to get it here in time.

The Islander Bookshop brings new books and gifts to our island community every season so the selection is always being updated.

You'll find a unique gift, a gift card, and your next great read at the moment that you need it.  Every time you purchase locally you help create the community in which you want to live.

Islander Events

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Hours & Location

The Islander Bookshop

111 Rezanof Drive West
(The Marketplace Building)
Kodiak, AK 99615

Sun - Thurs 10 AM - 7 PM
Fri - Sat 10 AM - 8 PM

*Occasionally open later for Marketplace Events

Order Online/PIck Up at Shop

Special Order Form

1.Fill out this form
2. We will order the book for you. No pre-payment required.
3. In about ten business days (weather dependent) receive a text when your book arrives.

For Store Credit

Sell Your Gently Used Books

We are happy to announce that we are accepting used books once again for all ages and genres!

Please read the terms below prior to bringing in your books. Thank you for thinking of The Islander!

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It really is such a gift to witness my kids growing up in a small town with a bookstore.

Aileen F.

Kodiak, AK


A visit to The Islander is like a mini-vacation for anyone who likes books and coffee.

Nat N.

Kodiak, AK


Adorable bookstore with a large selection of new and used books. Along with the books they have a bunch of comfy seating, free WiFi and good coffee and yummy treats for sale. I highly recommend trying the Andes mints brownies if they have them. They were DELICIOUS!

Ian S.

Kodiak, AK


Lovely and inviting, a really good small-town bookshop.

James C.

Kodiak, AK


Brilliant local shop. The employee was welcoming and friendly. Yes they had books but they also had the best local tea. Seriously that tea was delicious. I am coming back for more. The store also had hand made soaps and other regional fares. Simply a great store with smiling faces.

Sarah C.

The Islander Bookshop is my favorite place to shop on the island! It's cozy and always full of plenty of books to discover. Plus they host so many fun events!

Jessi M.

Los Angeles, CA

Behind the Scenes

Islander Expansion

Thanks to our community's support, The Islander expanded from 800 sq. ft. to a brand new 3,000 sq. ft. space near the harbor in the heart of Kodiak's downtown.